Today’s Pompey headlines: At a glance

Pompey boss Paul Cook Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey boss Paul Cook Picture: Joe Pepler

The Pompey players celebrate winning the League Two title on the final day of the 2016-17 season following their 6-1 win against Cheltenham Picture: Joe Pepler

Gallen: Let’s carry momentum of Pompey title win into opener

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Check out today’s headlines from Fratton Park as Pompey prepare to face Yeovil.

Ryan Bird prepares to return to Fratton Park in hot goalscoring form for the Glovers.

He’s already scored four goals in the league this season – after a less-than-productive spell with the Blues – and he’s warned the Fratton Faithful: I’m now a better player.

While Pompey fans may have reason to worry about their former striker’s return, boss Paul Cook has reassured the home fans about Kyle Bennett.

The midfielder has been struggling to replicate the kind of form he displayed in the opening-day defeat of Dagenham & Redbridge.

But Cook has insisted: Fans are beginning to see the best of Kyle.

Pompey go into the game with the Glovers third in the League Two table, and the manager believes finally, the destiny of clubs is becoming clearer.

The Pompey boss also shared his thoughts on the game as he held his usual press conference in the build-up to kick off.

Meanwhile, the News’ Steve Wilson and Howard Frost discussed their views of the encounter in Pompey Talk.

Don’t forget, if you are not at the game, log on to portsmouth.co.uk’s Pompey Live section for live text commentary.

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